Customary Law

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Customary Law

A practice in a group or society that has never been codified but has been so common for so long that it is considered legally enforceable. English common law is largely derived from customary law. Likewise, most international law is customary.
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The little communities, still haunted by ten thousand memories of a greater state, gathered and developed almost tacitly a customary law and fell under the guidance of a medicine man or a priest.
'The problem is we do not act according to our customary laws. The moment you divert and you take a matter to court, it becomes a matter for common law.
Al-Maliki added that the targeting process was consistent with international humanitarian law and its customary laws, and that the leadership of the coalition forces has taken all preventive procedures and measures to protect civilians and prevent them from collateral damage.
'Nowhere in the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act does it state that courts of law are to abandon jurisdiction over criminal proceedings in favor of mechanisms applying customary laws,' the Court declared.
The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that members of indigenous cultural communities cannot invoke their own customary laws and practices to evade prosecution for criminal offenses filed before regular courts of law.
'We call everyone to listen to the voice of the IPs,' said Gacal as he urged the public to recognize and respect the Lumad's rights for self-determination and to respect their customary laws and political structures within the ancestral domain.
The event titled 'customary laws and right use of natural resources in GB' was organised by World Wide Fund for Natural Pakistan (WWF) in collaboration with Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS), a German entity working on managing natural resources.
The landmark legislation ensured the recognition, promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples to their beliefs, traditions, customary laws and ancestral domain.
Machini said he married Onchoka in traditional Kisii customary laws and paid a dowry of Sh80,000.
The ministry said this would involve the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territory) Act 1984, Islamic Family Law Ordinance (Sarawak) 2001, Islamic Family Law Enactments of each state, Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, and customary laws of ethnic groups in Sarawak.
The 2012 Mosaic Fonseca letter presented by Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia could not be used as a primary document, as it could not be certified as per the customary laws, he added.
communal customary land rights in Sudan: the need for a comprehensive reform of statutory land laws, dynamics of dispute management in South Gedaref State in eastern Sudan: an anthropological approach, and customary laws and courts in the context of Sudan's legal pluralism: whether people are marginalized or empowered under English common law and Islamic law.